Botox And Dermal Fillers Specialist
In La Jolla CA
When you look in the mirror and your attention goes to deep frown lines or forehead furrows, it’s time to consider Botox injections to restore a more youthful appearance. Dr. Seth Camhi and the team at Katalyst Wellness have extensive experience artfully injecting Botox® to fight the signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® are increasingly popular because they produce immediate results, improving your appearance by diminishing wrinkles, lifting cheeks, and plumping lips. The team at Katalyst Wellness has years of experience precisely injecting dermal fillers, taking years off your face by adding volume and smoothing wrinkles. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for Botox or dermal fillers, call the office in La Jolla, California, or use online booking to make an appointment.
Botox and Dermal Fillers Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that’s used to diminish facial folds and wrinkles. When it’s injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that stimulate muscle contraction. As a result, the targeted muscles relax.
What types of facial wrinkles are treated with Botox?
As you get older, two types of wrinkles appear on your face. Static wrinkles develop due to natural age-related changes. For example, your skin thins out, gets drier, and produces less collagen and elastin, so it loses strength and elasticity.
The second type of wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, occur as you continuously use muscles to make facial expressions, such as squinting. These repetitive muscle movements produce wrinkles that become deeply embedded.
Botox treats dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles, which effectively diminishes or eliminates:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Bunny lines on the upper nose
- Neck bands
Does Botox affect your natural expressions?
A Katalyst Wellness team member targets a few small areas of specific muscles responsible for the wrinkles being treated. The rest of your facial muscles continue to work normally and reflect your facial expressions, so your appearance remains natural.
What should you expect during and after the procedure?
Before your procedure, the team evaluates your skin and talks with you about the changes you want to make in your appearance. If Botox is the best option to reach your goals, Dr. Camhi and his team will discuss what you can expect and the type of local anesthetic that he may use.
A Botox session generally takes about 15 minutes, but the length depends on the treatment area. After the injections, you may have slight redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects are temporary, and you can cover them with makeup before leaving the office.
You won’t need extensive downtime, but the team at Katalyst Wellnessmay advise you to wait several hours before engaging in vigorous activities. You’ll receive more specific self-care instructions based on your individual procedure.
How long will your results last?
It doesn’t take long for Botox to smooth the targeted wrinkles, so you’ll begin to see results in 1-2 days. Although Botox gradually wears off, your results last around four months, then you can get another injection to maintain your results. Your results may last longer with future injections.*
If you have questions about Botox or would like to schedule a consultation, call Katalyst Wellness or use online booking.
*Individual results may vary.
How do dermal fillers work?
Your skin goes through natural changes over the years. It thins out, becomes dehydrated, and produces less collagen and elastin. A thin layer of fat under your skin that minimizes the appearance of lines and adds healthy volume also becomes thinner. Dermal fillers are specially made to correct these problems.
What are Juvéderm® dermal fillers?
Juvéderm is a family of injectable dermal fillers. Each product in the group targets specific areas of your face, but they all contain the same ingredient — hyaluronic acid in a gel base. Hyaluronic acid is normally produced in your skin, where it moisturizes and adds fullness.
When hyaluronic acid is injected under your skin, it replaces your natural fat cushion, restores volume, and plumps up the skin under wrinkles to smooth them away. With repeated injections, hyaluronic acid may also stimulate collagen production.
What Juvéderm products are available?</3>
The team at Katalyst Wellness offers a variety of Juvéderm fillers, and these are just a few examples:
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
This filler treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as parentheses lines and marionette lines. Parentheses lines run from each side of your nose to the corners of your mouth, while marionette lines begin at the corners of your mouth and go down toward the chin. Your results may last up to 18 months.*
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Juvéderm Voluma XC is designed to lift your cheeks and restore their natural volume. Results last up to two years.*
Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Volbella XC is specially formulated to restore fullness in your lips and to diminish lines around your mouth, such as smoker’s lines and smile lines. Your results may last up to one year.*
What should you expect during and after Juvéderm treatment?
Your session only takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Juvéderm’s XC products contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that helps ensure your comfort, but your doctor can also use a topical numbing cream, if needed.
You may have some redness or swelling at the injection sites afterward, but your doctor provides self-care instructions you can follow to promote healing. You may need to avoid sun exposure for a while and choose skin care products that don’t irritate the treated areas.
Your body gradually absorbs Juvéderm products. Once the results begin to wear off, you can have another treatment to maintain your new, youthful appearance.
If you have questions about dermal fillers, call Katalyst Wellness or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.